Structured Storage Code Can Go into an Infinite Loop

This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
Symptoms
Programs sometimes stop responding (hang) when you perform a File-Save operation. The problem only affects programs that employ structured storage in transacted mode.
Cause
This problem occurs because in certain situations, the FAT header in the doc file contains the wrong size information. This causes the structured storage code to go into an infinite loop.
Resolution

Windows NT Server or Workstation 4.0

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:

Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition.

This problem was first corrected in Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6.
More information
The only way to close the program is to close the program through Task Manager, which causes all data to be lost. There is no warning or known condition such as file size, or number of stream/storages that can be used to guard against this data loss.
Properties

Article ID: 234359 - Last Review: 12/29/2014 13:42:52 - Revision: 3.0

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • kbnosurvey kbarchive kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbbug kbfix KB234359
Feedback